Viv Corringham is a British sound artist and vocalist currently based in Minneapolis, USA, who has worked internationally since the early 1980s. She was awarded a McKnight Composer fellowship in 2006 and 2012 through the American Composers Forum.
Recent work has been presented at Institute of Contemporary Arts London; Abrons Arts Center New York City; Tempo Reale Festival Florence; Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Porto; C33 Gallery Chicago and Tate Modern London.
She is interested in exploring people’s special relationship with familiar places and how that links to personal history, memory and association. These concerns are at the heart of her ongoing project Shadow-walks, which has so far occurred in 18 places in the USA, Canada and Europe. The experiences and materials gathered on these walks find their way into sound installations, recordings and concert pieces. She is also working on the creation of listening walks for iPhone apps that use the device’s GPS to activate different soundworks during the walk. The first one: “Arrivals” was launched in 2012 at Deep Listening Institute, Kingston NY.
She received an MA Sonic Art from Middlesex University, London, UK and is a certified teacher of Deep Listening, having studied with American composer Pauline Oliveros. Articles about her work have appeared in Organised Sound (UK), Musicworks (Canada), Playing With Words (UK), and Soundworks (Ireland).
Recordings are available on Innova, Deep Listening, Slowfoot, NoMansLand, ARC Music, MASH, Slam, Rhiannon, Jungle Records, Emanem, Move, Artship and Third Force.